Hahn told us about working with Olsen in several key scenes for the first two episodes of WandaVision. The two had an immediate chemistry — chemistry they discovered in rehearsals, and which Hahn knew would enhance her performance.
“Just reading in the same space as your scene partner, you find so much of your performance through the other person,” she says. “So yes, I was so excited to work with her in advance, ’cause I just think she’s so tremendous. And then when we got down to it, I mean, she’s just a phenomenal, diligent, wonderful actor.”
Hahn says working with Olsen even made the more taxing parts of recreating classic television sitcoms pleasurable. She doesn’t even want to call the work challenging, because “it was so fun as an actor.”
“There were other elements that we had to put on; the costumes, the period, the accent, everything, the lights — turns out [the lights] are much hotter in the ’50s — but we were able to get through all of that,” Hahn says of her work with Olsen. “She just such a decent human, and we did have such great chemistry, which it’s no small thing, and I care about her very deeply.”
WandaVision drops on Disney+ January 15 with a two-episode premiere.